Nelda Karleen Ongstad was born May 23, 1940, to Virgil Monroe and Beulah Maude Ewing in Sasakwa. She departed this life Aug. 24, 2016, at the age of 76 years, three months and one day. Karleen attended school at Bristow Public Schools. She was united in marriage to Carl Ongstad on Dec. 7, 1999. They enjoyed many years together until his passing in 2009. Karleen enjoyed puzzles, reading books and music. She especially enjoyed dancing and had won trophies in jazz dancing contests. She is survived by one daughter, Shellie Melton and husband Rick of Tulsa; two sisters, Eutana Ruth Lovejoy of Seattle, Wash. and Ladona Matlock of Sapulpa; two granddaughters, Lisa Melton and Monica Bingley and seven great-grandchildren, Jessie, Marquetta, Shelby, Paris, Shawn, Jerry and one great great-grandchild, Daniel. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at the Hutchins Maples Matherly Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at the Magnolia Memorial Gardens.